overclocking question in Processors, Motherboards and Memory Posted July 19, 2007 Naghhh... Don't flash if you don't need to . I saw that someone was suggesting it. And thought I'd better post instructions just in case. Winbonds are generally high voltage IC's. You can kill the processors mem controller using them.(@high voltages) Say your processor does 3ghz w/1.4 vid. Give it 1.47-1.5 to back up the controller. Don't forget to clock up to it no sense in wasting good volts. LOL If you need more don't be afraid of it. When using [email protected] voltage.. More processor voltage does shorten the life of a processor.(Electron Migration) However good cooling is "reputed" to slow this down. Heat is the enemy. The cooler you can make it the less voltage you'll need. The more voltage you can utilitise and still get more mhz's. (Processor scaling) Still it's allway good policy to be prudent with the vid. Careful attention should be paid to how the Vid+special add up. You should be fairly safe under 1.55 but unless your cooling is ok your processor may not scale to it anyway. Keep an eye on the temps. 55c load temps and I would usually back off on the mhzs and voltages (Unless it was Important) Nowadaze I try to keep things somewhat cooler than that. (Peace of mind mostly.I hate errors.And I like to keep the vid trimmed down.) Concerning processor life and voltages. At the speed processors are becoming dated nowdaze. Replacing a given processor is cheaper everyday. Normal life of a processor can be 20+ plus years. I have an 8086 mechine here that still runs just fine. But is it still usible? So don't worry too much. If you are careful you won't kill it. Best to you.... Enjoy... P.S. UTT=untested. The people who manufacture the sticks are supposed to test them. Oh yeah (awnser your first question)windows corruption can happen with unstable overclocks. Usually on a SATA before an IDE.(Bad timings) But I usually get a bios semi hosed up first.